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Trump hails November job growth, low unemployment
President Trump on Friday touted the November jobs report that showed stronger than expected growth — and predicted the number of people working in the US would soon eclipse the “magic mark” of 160 million. “It was just reported that we added another 266,000 jobs in November. So we’ve had 266,000 jobs, plus we’ve created...
Sat, 07 Dec 2019 03:35:59 -0500
Saudi shooter at Pensacola Navy base may have tweeted anti-US screed
Hours before the deadly shooting at the Navy base in Pensacola, Fla. on Friday, a virulent anti-American message was posted to a Twitter account under the gunman’s name. “I’m against evil, and America as a whole has turned into a nation of evil,” reads the screed, which was removed after the shooting but was still...
Sat, 07 Dec 2019 03:15:14 -0500
PG&E agrees to $13B settlement with California fire victims
Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay more than $13 billion to the California families affected by wildfires and other blazes started by the company’s power lines in 2017 and 2018, the company said. The utility company announced the settlement in a statement on Friday night, saying payment will be for families who lost...
Sat, 07 Dec 2019 00:54:05 -0500
Six Saudis questioned over deadly Pensacola naval base shooting
Six Saudi nationals were taken into custody for questioning Friday night in the deadly shooting at the Naval Air Station base in Pensacola, Florida, Fox News reported. The six were being detained near the base where the gunman, identified in multiple reports as Royal Saudi Air Force 2nd Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a student at...
Sat, 07 Dec 2019 00:01:55 -0500
GoFundMe scam mastermind pleads guilty, gets 5 years in jail
The New Jersey man who masterminded a plot to scam GoFundMe donors with a hoax story about his ex-girlfriend helping a homeless man pleaded guilty Friday and must now serve five years behind bars. Mark D’Amico pleaded guilty in Burlington County court to state charges of misapplication of entrusted property. As part of his plea...
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 23:09:01 -0500
Chinese game ‘Everyone Hit the Traitors’ lets players attack Hong Kong protesters
China is ramping up the anti-protest propaganda with a new browser-based game where players can hit Hong Kong “traitors” with bats. In “Everyone Hit the Traitors,” players can assault pro-democracy protesters and grotesque caricatures of known activists with weapons like bats and shoes by repeatedly tapping on them. The free game opens with Chinese text...
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 22:23:33 -0500
California congressman Duncan Hunter to quit after holidays
LOS ANGELES — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California will resign after the holidays, following his guilty plea this week to illegally using campaign money for personal expenses, his office said Friday. The San Diego-area Republican did not provide a specific date for his departure in a two-sentence statement. He previously indicated he intended to...
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:53:02 -0500
Ruth Bader Ginsberg temporarily blocks release of Trump’s financial records
President Trump has been granted a temporary victory in his effort to shield his financial records from House Democrats, and by an unlikely source — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Ginsberg on Friday temporarily blocked a subpoena for President Trump’s financial records issued by a lower court, a report said. The stay granted by...
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 20:26:27 -0500
Pensacola base where Saudi trainee killed 3 was initially linked to 9/11 hijackers
In the days after the 9/11 attacks, four Saudi-born hijackers were linked by their addresses to the Navy’s Pensacola training base — the sprawling Florida compound where a Saudi military pilot shot three people dead in a classroom on Friday. But none of them received training at the Pensacola base or at any Naval flight...
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 20:25:02 -0500
Trump says US will hold off on designating cartels as terrorist groups
The US will not designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups, President Trump said Thursday — after threatening to do so last month. Trump announced he would scrap the plan in two tweets Friday, saying he had discussed the matter with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. “All necessary work has been completed to declare Mexican...
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 19:31:41 -0500

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